As the population growth on Vancouver Island and the outer islands has increased the demand on our aquifers, water restrictions have increased, and more municipalities and regional districts are requiring that a rainwater catchment system be incorporated into your development plan. Rainwater catchment is your viable method of collecting and storing free, non chlorinated water for a number of uses.
Want to irrigate with an alternate water source?
Want another source of usable water?
Have salt intrusion in your well?
Have water restrictions?
Have a dry well in the summer?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, rainwater catchment may be your solution.
Benefits of Rainwater Catchment
Uses of Rainwater
Attn: Owners in Cedar / Yellow Point Area (RDN Electoral Area “A”) (view map), You may now be required to install a rainwater catchment system if you are subdividing or developing your property. This will require a DPA (Development Permit Application) be submitted prior to performing certain actions, such as house expansion and new construction on your property. For a copy of the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Rainwater Brochure, Section 12 of the Electoral Area "A" community plan, Official Electoral Area "A" Community Plan.
The RDN is also offering a Rainwater Harvesting Incentive Program (RHIP), Pre-Approval Application Form, Document Submission Form & Tank Installation Checklist